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Poster: stbalbach Date: Jan 7, 2013 7:21am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Searching book on Chinese Lattice Designs

> http://archive.org/search.php?query=war%20gulf^4

The "^4" is odd, not sure what it means. Remove that and it works.

> http://archive.org/search.php?query=buttonwood~%20AND%20sort=-reviewdate

"sort=" can only be used by manually adding it to the end of the URL with a "&". There is no way to sort using the search language, unfortunately.

> http://archive.org/search.php?query=downloads:[10000%20TO%20null]

This one appears to be have two problems: the "null" should "0" (zero), and it should be reverse order ie. "[0 TO 10000]".

> sort=-reviewdate
> why is a hyphen required in front of the ‘reviewdate’

The hyphen says reverse the sort order ie. from newest to oldest. Without the hyphen it would be oldest to newest. The hyphen can also work to exclude things from searches (very useful). So to exclude search from the opensource collection:

-collection:opensource

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Poster: aibek Date: Jan 7, 2013 6:44pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Searching book on Chinese Lattice Designs

Thanks!

So, the only documented features which do not work are the ‘war gulf^4’ and ‘downloads:[10000 TO null]’. (These terms are from the advancedsearch.php page.)